Pope Benedict, insisting the faithful hold firm to church teaching, has told Roman Catholic politicians they must support the Vatican’s non-negotiable rejection of abortion and same-sex marriage.On Tuesday, Benedict also rebuffed calls to let divorced Roman Catholics who remarry receive Communion.

Putting his conservative stamp on his nearly two-year-old papacy, Benedict in a document also said the Vatican is keeping its requirement that priests be celibate, despite shortages of clergy in some parts of the world.

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